- See under Thompson River.
[tomp-suh n, tom-]
- Benjamin, Count Rumford,1753–1814, English physicist and diplomat, born in the U.S.
- David,1770–1857, Canadian fur trader, surveyor, author, and explorer, born in England.
- David,born 1954, U.S. basketball player.
- Dorothy,1894–1961, U.S. journalist.
- Francis,1859–1907, English poet.
- J(ames) Walter,1847–1928, U.S. advertising executive.
- Sir John Sparrow David,1844–94, Canadian statesman: prime minister 1892–94.
- Randall, [ran-dl] /ˈræn dl/, 1899–1984, U.S. composer and teacher.
- Sylvia,1902–68, English novelist, born in Scotland.
- a city in N central Manitoba, in central Canada: nickel mining.
- a town in NE Connecticut.
- a river with two branches, (North Thompson) and (South Thompson), that join in S British Columbia, Canada, flowing W and SW to the Fraser River: 304 miles (489 km) long.
- a river in S Iowa and N Missouri, flowing SE and S to the Grand River. 175 miles (282 km) long.
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- Benjamin, Count Rumford. 1753–1814, Anglo-American physicist, noted for his work on the nature of heat
- Daley. born 1958, British athlete: Olympic decathlon champion (1980, 1984)
- Emma. born 1959, British actress: her films include Howards End (1991), Sense and Sensibility (1996; also wrote screenplay), Primary Colors (1998), and Love Actually (2003)
- Flora (Jane). 1876–1947, British writer, author of the autobiographical Lark Rise to Candleford (1945)
- Francis. 1859–1907, British poet, best known for the mystical poem The Hound of Heaven (1893)
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type of sub-machine gun, 1919, named for U.S. Gen. John T. Thompson (1860-1940), who conceived it and whose company financed it.
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[tŏmp′sən, tŏm′-]Benjamin. Count Rumford 1753-1814
- American-born British physicist who conducted numerous experiments on heat and friction, which led him to discover that heat is produced by moving particles.
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